272 him title* and a dress of honour. This is proved by a laTdatory Aorta* which the Bka» composed in praise of KnmaraAnantaraja, a grandson of Anantaraja. « Then Konaraja proceeded against the enemies to destroy them; having slain the foes in battle, he plundered the glory ofIndra (i.e. died) and won the applause of the manne chiefB of his rank, Bhats, and poets in the presence of the Raya. « Your grandfather, king Ananta, put down those treacher- ous enemies ; he engaged himself like Hanuman in performing deeds beneficial to his master, and destroyed the Muhammadan forces at Penugonda thereby exciting the admiration of the famous nobles and the Raya." After the destruction of the Muhammadan army at Penugonda, he returned to Siddhavatam, which he made his permanent abode. Now, the officer who was governing the fort of Gurramkonda, made an attack upon the territory belonging to thl Raya's army (Rtyartnuva). At the instance of Venkatapatiraya, Mafla Ananta Devacoda Maharaja, marched with an army, and having invested theiort, he demolished one of its bastions. The commandant of the fort sued for peace (which he granted). Then he returned to Siddhavatam, having paid a visit to Candragiri on his way. The Bhats composed the following verse when he over- threw the bastion during the siege of Gurramkonda. «0! Ananta, son of Mafia Ella......you fought without beinz frightened by the gun-powder bags scattering flames m the Jky, Bke the wild-fire ; or confused by the reports of guns emptying volleys of hissing fire, or perplexed by stones falling down like the showers in the Citta* tor alarmed by the roar of ifa.e cannon, piercing, as it were, the space itself. You over- threw the baetion of Ghisamkonda and won the applause ot the PoduSSfca and others." * » * * . * -H«»tke^' called Ctth aoiing wtieb ft. rrin fall. b torr.ui. i, irf«red to out of the », te which th- «inh«m«.